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The Narrator is not present for most of this ending... or is he?
Escape Pod Ending
Escape Pod
To infinity, and-NOPE.
Ending Information
Location Door to the left of Stanley's office
Door Choice Left
Narration Escape Pod Ending/Narration

The Escape Pod Ending (also known as the Launch Pod Ending) is the ending that occurs when the player goes through the Boss's office and then walks backward, disabling the Narrator.

Obtaining the Ending

Exit Stanley's Office. At the 2 doors, pick the one on the left. Once you get to the staircase, go up to the Boss's Office. Enter it slowly, and quickly step back when they begin to close. All the doors you went through (except the one to Stanley's office) will reopen. Backtrack through them. 428 will open. Enter the door. Then, ascend several sets of stairs until you get to floor 760. Then walk through the door. When you approach the escape pod, white stuff will income at the bottom of your screen. After that, though, the escape pod won't come, and the game will only restart.

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The Escape Pod Launch Bay Banner

Note: The ending will break if you enter the right door first, then detour to the left door. You can break the ending by jumping out of the window when you're back at the office after backtracking. Sometimes, the Narrator lets you go back to your office without triggering the Coward Ending; if you do that during the ending, the ending will break again. You can also break the ending if you get the blue shaped office and you do the Whiteboard Ending.

The Ending

One of the signs prior to the escape pod says that both the Narrator and the player must be present for the escape pod to work. Because the Narrator is not with Stanley, the pod does not function and the game restarts.
Door 428 open
The Stanley Parable - Escape Pod Ending - Walkthrough - Indie Games on Steam - No Commentary

The Stanley Parable - Escape Pod Ending - Walkthrough - Indie Games on Steam - No Commentary

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External links

A speculation of someone if the Narrator was present at the ending

A video speculating a different "Sad" alternative ending

A video speculating a different "Happy" alternative ending (With Kevan Brighting speaking the line from the first link)


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